The Boost Sandbox (housed in the sandbox subdirectory of the Subversion repository) contains unreviewed code that is intended to eventually become a part of the Boost libraries.
Accessing the Boost Sandbox
The Boost Sandbox lives at https://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox within the Boost Subversion repository. Anyone interesting in working on Boost code is welcome to a sandbox developer account; see the instructions on the BoostSubversion wiki page.
Because there are typically many projects in the sandbox at any one time (in various stages of development), the sandbox should be organized by project. Each project should have its own subdirectory inside sandbox. For example, a new XML library would reside in sandbox/xml. Inside that project-specific subdirectory, the project should be organized like any other Boost library, with a boost subdirectory (for headers) and libs subdirectory (for source code, build files, and documentation). Our hypothetical XML project would likely have the following structure:
boost/ - Contains xml.hpp, which
includes all of the headers from xml/
- xml/ - Contains Boost.XML headers
- build/ - Contains Jamfiles to build Boost.XML
- doc/ - Contains documentation for Boost.XML
- src/ - Contains Boost.XML compiled source files
- boost/ - Contains xml.hpp, which includes all of the headers from xml/
Many existing projects in the sandbox do not follow this structure, opting to place headers in sandbox/boost and supporting files in sandbox/libs. We encourage developers to migrate these projects to the project-centric organizational structure.